Welcome to Corncroft Guest House
If you are looking for a last minute break, weekend break or just in need of bed and breakfast accommodation conveniently located near the Cotswolds then Corncroft Guest House is tor you. We have built our reputation on our excellent service and our friendly staff will really make you feel welcome!
Corncroft stands on the corner of the Crofts and Corn Street and was once known as ‘Parliament House’. A possible source for this evocative name comes from J.A. Giles’ History of Witney’. It is suggested that Witney is derived from the Anglo-Saxon names of, Witan-ige or Witan-eye, which meant “Island of the Parliament’.
It has also been suggested that James I held a Parliament here in Witney, and the venue wherein this supposed Parliament was held would naturally enough have taken the name ‘Parliament House’.
Our accommodation comprises of nine bedrooms furnished with Queen Anne and Jacobean Style furniture.
All rooms are en-suite with either individual showers, or a combination of bath and shower.
Tea making facilities and flat screen television arc available in each room.
From 4pm onwards on a weekday (unless pre-arranged with reception)
From 12.00pm onwards on a weekend
10.30am weekdays / 11.00am weekends
The dining room is spacious and can seat approximately 20 people offering full English or Continental breakfasts.
Breakfast times will be set but there will be flexibility if required.
“Stayed here for two nights, will go again, nothing too much trouble, the owner even
took us to his local and had a beer with us. Spotlessly clean, a little more up market
than your average guest house. Thanks Richard, we had a great stay”
Witney was first recorded in AD 969, though there is evidence of both Iron Age and Roman settlements in the area. By the end of the Middle Ages
Witney was a lively market town with a developing industry making blankets and gloves and by 1800 there were five working mills in and around Witney.
Today Witney is home to an impressive selection of independent and specialist shops and over 40 pubs, coffee shops and bars. Corncroft is an ideal
base to explore nearby Burford and the Cotswolds or perhaps Blenheim Palace, Oxford or even Cirencester, Stratford upon - Avon and Cheltenham.
Witney has a unique blend of shops from large chain stores to local independently owned establishments.
The Marriotts Walk development brought a new retail area to Witney in 2009, with stores like Debenhams, Marks & Spencer and New Look it has become an important addition to Witney’s shopping facilities.
The Woolgate Shopping Centre, with its 800 space free car park, is home to stores such as Next, H&M and Cargo, Currys.digital, GAME, WH Smith, EE and Waitrose
Food and Drink
If you are searching for food and drink, there are a host of pubs, cafes, tearooms, gastro pubs, traditional country inns and restaurants in Witney, offering something for everbody’s taste. Many of which serve local produce.
There is also the Witney Food Festival which is currently planing its 5th year. So put the 20th May 2017 in your diary now.
There’s plenty to do in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds: the attractions include historic houses like Blenheim Palace, animal attractions, museums, gardens, a wonderful theatre and even a number of free attractions including churches and nature reserves; for those wanting activities there’s boating, walking, cycling and watersports, as well as several leisure centres.
Witney itself has a lively calendar of events including the annual Witney Carnival and Witney Feast.
We would love to hear from you!
Please fill out this email form below or call us on calling 01993 773298.
69-71 Corn Street,
Witney, Oxon, OX28 6AS